If you have a uterus, you’ve likely experienced the joy that is the premenstrual syndrome (if you’re without your stash of weed, that is). And by joy, we mean cramps, moodiness, depression, nausea, and migraines. While PMS ranges greatly in symptoms and severity, most who experience it have experimented with various remedies to alleviate it. Lucky for us, Mary Jane has always been here to provide natural relief. Here are the best weed strains for PMS.
10. Super Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze is one-third Northern Lights, one-third Haze, and one-third Skunk. It’s known for giving the user a sense of euphoria and easing migraines, and even won High Times’ Cannabis Cup three years in a row. If your PMS is more emotional than physically painful, this might be the right strain for you.
9. Space Queen
Space Queen is so named because of her parent strains: Romulan (after the alien race in Star Trek) and Cinderella 99. This strain is fantastic if your period makes you depressed and anxious. It’s also great for cramps and even tastes good. The sweet, fruity notes of Space Queen will have you screaming “Yas, Queen!”
8. Obama Kush
When your PMS is causing headaches, depression, and insomnia, you need to try Obama Kush. With a THC range of 14-21% and a pleasant, earthy taste and smell, this indica-dominant hybrid will chill you out and kill your pain. Thanks, Obama!
Like its descendant Space Queen, Romulan will take you to outer space. It’s almost purely indica, so it’s best for those cramps that radiate throughout your entire body. Romulan features a nice, woody aroma and a citrus taste, which works in tandem with the THC to also relieve moodiness.
6. White Widow
White Widow’s almost even ratio of sativa and indica makes it one of the best weed strains for PMS. If you’re one of those people who are hit with cramps, depression, fatigue, and migraines all at once every month but don’t want to use up a sick day to stay home from work, White Widow is definitely what you should be asking for. It’ll alleviate your symptoms while allowing you to maintain your mental alertness.
5. Hawaiian Snow
Oh hey, haze. Hawaiian Snow is the result of three different haze strains: Hawaiian Haze, Pure Haze, and Neville’s Haze. This sativa-heavy strain smells lovely, hits smooth as anything, and will soothe both your mind and your body.
4. Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies
This strain is as sweet and satisfying as its namesake. Spliced from the DNA of OG Kush and Durban Poison, Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies will encourage creativity, give you a boost of euphoria, and relax your muscles. This isn’t just one of the best weed strains for PMS; this is one of the best weed strains period.
3. Purple Urkle
Let’s be real. PMS can be absolutely horrific. Sometimes, your cramps can get so bad that it feels like someone has lit a gasoline fire in your body and left you to suffer. When you feel like this, all you want to do is drown yourself in Midol, heating pads, and Buffy episodes. Or, you could smoke a bit of Purple Urkle. This indica strain is so potent that it’ll completely eliminate your pain. You might be couch-locked, but it’ll be so worth it.
2. Skywalker OG
1. Blue Dream
For Green Rush Daily staffers, the best of the best weed strains for PMS would have to be Blue Dream. The love child of Blueberry and Haze, this strain is guaranteed to calm your body and bring your mind to higher planes.
Final Hit: Best Weed Strains For PMS
No one experiences PMS in the exact same way and some people don’t even experience PMS the same way month to month. When it comes down to it, experimenting with cannabis is your best way to truly figure out which strain works best for your individual needs. While a heavy indica strain like Purple Urkle might be the only way to calm your cramps some months, other times, you may need the mood boosting effects of Hawaiian Snow. You know your body the best, so only you can truly determine the best weed strains for your own PMS.